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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner: Marlay cutting It. 13.i

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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner

Maker(s)

Gherarducci, Don Silvestro dei (Artist)
Canzoni, Maestro delle (Artist)
Rosselli, Niccolo (Artist)
Cenni, Cenni di Francesco di Ser (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, initial aprox. 220 x 195 mm, 2 lines of fragmentary text ruled in plummet and two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: Fragmentary text on reverse from the versicle for the third lesson of the first nocturn at Matins for the feast of St Laurence, [Mea nox obscurum non habet, sed omnia in luce cl]arescunt. B[eate Laurenti martyr Christi intercede pro nobis.] In se[cundo nocturne]; the initial L, which would have been on the original recto, would have introduced the responsory for the first lesson of Matins for the feast of St Lawrence (10 August), Levita Laurentius bonum operatus.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded blue, orange, pale yellow and liquid gold with acanthus extensions on a ground of gold leaf: [L] St Lawrence holding a palm branch, the gridiron and a book.

Notes

History note: The initial belonged to a choir book made for the Camaldolese Monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Florence: Corale 19 (Antiphoner), fol. 62 ; excised during the Napoleonic campaigns, 1797-1809; thereafter: Museo Cavaleri, Milan (ink stamp of the Museo Cavaleri on the reverse; Levi D’Ancona 1978); Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831-1912); his bequest, 1912.

Place(s) associated

  • Florence

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Fourteenth century, last quarter
Production date: circa AD 1390 : Marlay cuttings It. 13A and MS 5-1979 after 1370-1375 Marlay cutting It. 13.ii c.1409 with additions of c.1450

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 13.i
Primary reference Number: 176557
Project ID: 1364
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 March 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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